Rick Riordan
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Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

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Explore the worlds of Rick Riordan's many best-selling series

News | Book Life

29 September 2020

Explore the worlds of Rick Riordan's many best-selling series

Three old ladies knit the socks of death: Read another chapter from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Review | Extract

30 April 2020

Three old ladies knit the socks of death: Read another chapter from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Swords, monsters and angry gods: Read an extract from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Review | Extract

24 April 2020

Swords, monsters and angry gods: Read an extract from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Tornadoes, Vicious Birds and an Evil Emperor: Read an extract from Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Kids & Ya

26 June 2018

Tornadoes, Vicious Birds and an Evil Emperor: Read an extract from Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Ancient Adventures: Review The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Kids & Ya

26 June 2018

Ancient Adventures: Review The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan